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Minimum full pay for 1st 6 weeks of mat leave

(5 Posts)
LittlemissBT Wed 05-Feb-14 22:48:05

First 6 weeks after giving birth, why is it less than sick pay? Surely after either splitting your vag/having stomach surgery just to get the baby out it should be sick pay? If I fell in the garden and split my vag or had to have stomach surgery im sure I would have full sick pay so why is having a baby different?

lilyaldrin Wed 05-Feb-14 22:49:26

First 6 weeks is 90% - that's loads more than statutory sick pay!

LittlemissBT Wed 05-Feb-14 22:51:54

Sorry need to make it clearer - should match your company sick pay

lilyaldrin Wed 05-Feb-14 22:53:11

Surely that's something to take up with the individual company?

CalamitouslyWrong Wed 05-Feb-14 22:55:24

Some employers have more generous maternity pay policies than sick pay policies (depending on length of service).

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